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Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Installs Advanced Digital PET-CT Scanner to Offer Early Detection of Malignancies

Written by : Nikita Saha

September 8, 2023

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The hospital claims it to be Mumbai's first and India's first-of-its-kind advanced system for combating Cancer.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has installed a state-of-the-art Biograph 64, Vision 600 - PET CT scanner. 

With this instalment, the hospital becomes the first-ever health facility in the region to offer access to the latest digital PET/CT imaging technology.

Further solidifying its position in the healthcare industry, the move aligns with the hospital's aim to battle against cancer with early detection of malignancies and other lesions.

Digital PET-CT imaging stands as an innovative technology that is revolutionising cancer detection and treatment. It boasts unparalleled sensitivity with enhanced precision, capable of finding even the minute lesions that could have been missed by conventional imaging techniques. This cutting-edge technology promises to improve patient outcomes by enabling earlier detection and facilitating personalised treatment alternatives.

Talking about its features, the hospital revealed this instalment will have a multitude of advantages benefiting both medical professionals and patients.  One such feature is its capacity to deliver accurate and comprehensive imaging, giving doctors a greater insight into illness development. 

Which thereby reduces the need for multiple scans, thereby minimising patient exposure to radiation and shortening the overall diagnostic process. Armed with this information, doctors can develop personalised treatment strategies that optimise therapeutic outcomes.

Speaking on the benefits of the specialised imaging solution, Dr. Santosh Shetty, CEO and executive director, Kokilaben Hospital, said, 'œThrough this advancement, we reaffirm our dedication to providing the best tools for our medical teams to diagnose and treat conditions effectively. We are not just investing in technology; we are investing in the well-being of our patients and the future of healthcare.'

This cutting-edge technology has emerged as a versatile tool across various medical fields, including neurology and cardiology. This technology delivers high-resolution images that allow medical professionals to precisely diagnose, stage, and evaluate patient reactions to treatment ensuring optimal care in the fields of neurology, cardiology, and oncology. 

Digital PET-CT's significance is particularly pronounced in the early stages of cancer, where the tumour size may be very small.  With its advanced detector technology, digital PET-CT systems offer superior resolution and effective treatment plans for patients.

This scanner accommodates individuals of all body sizes, ensuring accurate results regardless of their physicality. It is a highly sensitive system that requires less radioactive material to be injected into the patient, exposing patients to a lower dose of radiation during the scan.

Expressing his views, Dr Anshu Sharma, consultant & head, Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT said, 'œI highly recommend the use of digital PET-CT imaging for several reasons. It empowers physicians with a better understanding of disease progression, enabling them to make informed decisions about treatment strategies. It is adopted massively in the healthcare fraternity abroad as it detects lesions that are missed by traditional imaging techniques, including the analogue PET CT. It is a completely safe procedure and the advanced reconstruction algorithm feature of digital PET-CT helps in reducing scan time and the amount of radiation administered to patients, further enhancing their safety.'


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